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ThinkPad T530 screen is red due to Lenovo Modern Im Controller

Q: ThinkPad T530 screen is red due to Lenovo Modern Im Controller

I had been having a problem with my laptop that makes the screen reddish for almost a year. I tried everything - creating, setting, deleting Windows color profiles, updating drivers, disabling drivers... I got a bit desperate and started disabling services and processes until I disabled the following process:...and my screen was suddenly OK. Notice how the screenshot is also reddish. This again is due to that little **bleep**. I don't know what it does but it even manages to crap all over screenshots, not just the display. After I found that this caused the trouble, I deleted all of it at this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\ImController\PluginHost Now everything works fine and I can see white on my screen for the first time in a year.

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Preferred Solution: ThinkPad T530 screen is red due to Lenovo Modern Im Controller

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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And why is it sucking up 100% of my RAM and disk usage? Oddly, not CPU.I initially thought the culprit was the system and compressed memory, but after it happened a few more times, I noticed that that was only a symptom of the IM Controller. The whole thing is seemingly random. It'll spike when playing a game, or using Skype, but also, on occasion when just browsing the web. So what is this controller? Why is it slowing down my computer? And is it even necessary?

A:What is Lenovo Modern IM Controller?

 I would also like to know what this Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost.exe is.  Is it required? can it be installed? It's running on a Thinkpad E520 and becomes unresponsive and makes the system lock up several times a day according to Windows 10 reliablility history. Any insight would be appreciated. Here is another related post, which has been seen and commented on by Lenovo.

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Good day The T530 will not accept a replacement non-genuine Lenovo battery, I am aware of this. However, I have acquired a 2nd-hand extended battery that IS a genuine Lenovo battery, and when my T530 boots up, it still complains that the battery is not authorised and will not charge. Sure enough, it does not charge. Does anyone know why this would be? The battery is a 8.4 Ah, 94Wh. FRU 42T4969 ASM 42T4802, registered Lenovo product. Many thanks, Ian

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I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 core i5 with 8GB ram (2 4GB RAMs), 500GB SSD. I want to upgrade it to 12 GB or 16GB. Please let me know if I can do it? if yes, what RAMs you suggest and how ?

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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I have a problem with my ThinkPad T530 model 2429NL6, on which Win 10 is running.I purchased a data SIM card and inserted it into the SIM card slot, but I can't connect to the data network.I can't understand if the modem is missing, if the modem is present but the driver is missing, or if it's a problem installing the network in Win 10.How can I move around?(I ask for a simple language in the answer, as I am an inexperienced user)Thanks

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Hello, I have a new T530 with Windows 8 OS. I am having trouble using the integrated camera. It functions neither in the Windows camera app nor in Skype. In both cases I get a picture with a gray background and a camera with a line through it. In Device manager, the camera does appear, is enabled, and the drivers are up to date.After looking through other threads, I tried checking whether the camera was plugged in and indeed it was. When using Skype and I set the camera to on (Skype did detect the camera), I still got the gray no camera image, but the green light on the camera itself turned on.I also tried using Fn+F6 to check settings. Lenovo settings opens, but the when I click the camera settings Icon, the screen loads a blank page that says "Camera" in the top right and has a back button (left pointing arrow) in the top left hand corner. The back button does not seem to work and I must change the window to something else in order to exit/close settings.I tried manually installing both camera drivers and "power management" ("energy management"?) drivers. Neither of this solved either of these issues.Please help me to resolve this problem. Thank you.

A:T530 Lenovo Integrated Camera not working, Lenovo ...

Hi, euterpenc
 
I would make sure that the BIOS is up to date in the system. The current BIOS for your system is 2.07 and can be found here. Also, I would ensure that the chipset drivers are up to date, and those can be found here.
 
Hope it helps, and let me know how it goes
Adam




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Hello all, I have a real difficulty choosing between these two W520 and T530.  Both are used and prices close.  The main differences are listed as below: (1) CPUW520  i7-2720QMT530  i5-3320M(2) Graphics and displayW520  Nvidia graphics card (Quadro 2000) with FHDT530 Intel 4000 with 1600x900 (3) PriceW520 is $60 more than T530. I am planning to use the laptop mostly for word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation in classroom, HD video watching, no video editing.  Any advice or helpful information will be appreciated. 

A:Which one to choose - ThinkPad W520 or T530?

For those tasks you wouldn't need a Core i7 or discrete graphics, save yourself some money and go for the T530.The only disadvantage would be 1600x900 instead of 1920x1080, but it would be hard to see the difference.





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I have a T530 with an i-7 and an NVIDIA NVS 5400M, PCI Express x16, 1GB memory,.I see newer laptops with NVIDIA 1050 Cards, can they be used in my laptop? 

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Greetings - I have a Lenovo T530 Laptop - Windows 10 installed. Each time I attempt to shut down the laptop, the laptop automatically restarts itself. I replaced that power jack because the power button also wasn't working either. I had this same problem regardless of whether Windows 7 or 10 was on it. I have 10 and loaded most Lenovo Drivers, including any with management, chipset. Also, the power options are reset to default - that didn't make any difference either. According to the diagnostics tests, there are no hardware issues. It is only happening on this particular T530 - not have been able to replicate the same problem on others. Any ideas?? Thank you in advance!

A:ThinkPad T530 - Keeps Restarting after Shutting Down

First, look in the event log and see if a device is throwing an error at shutdown.

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Ok, so here's a long story. Purchased a Thinkpad T530 5 years ago. Configured it with two drives that came from Lenovo (one in main HDD bay, another one in Ultrabay - one was IIRC Hitachi and the other one Toshiba, can't remember which was installed in which bay). OS was Windows 8 Home (installed on HDD in main bay) which I sported for a only few weeks since I was confronted with Ultrabay HDD constantly (every 5-10 minutes) parking its head (clicking noise). Being unable to successfully resolve the issue I decided to ditch Windows 8 and install Windows XP 32-bit (also on the main bay HDD). Problem? Gone. In the meantime, I decided to sport a dual-boot system and installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)  on the Ultrabay HDD (in the meantime I replaced the Ultrabay HDD that came from Lenovo with a WD 7500BPKT drive). Problem? None whatsoever, probably because the HDD was constantly in use since it had a OS (which became my main OS) installed on it. Fast forward to a few days ago. Bought a Crucial MX300 2TB 2.5'' SSD and installed it into the main HDD bay. Purchased a SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA SSD and installed it into the mPCIE slot. Left the WD 7500BPKT HDD in Ultrabay. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) onto Samsung mSATA SSD and? Problem with Ultrabay HDD constantly (not as frequently as other people using AHCI+Windows+Intel Rapid Storage drivers were reporting though - once every 5-10 minutes in my case vs once every minute or so as reported by other users) parkin... Read more

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How do i update the serial nuber for my new mother broad

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Hi, my T530 has recently starting giving me trouble rebooting in regular mode. Whereas I can reboot in safe mode, I do not even reach the initial login screen when I attempt to start-up regularly. All I get is a black screen with a visible cursor. Any ideas where this is coming from and what problems I have?

A:Thinkpad T530 not starting in regular mode

Most likely a bad driver since in Safe Mode windows uses generic drivers.   My guess would be the video driver, so while in Safe Mode, use device manager to uninstall the existing video driver and start clean. Right click on Start and select Device Manager or Start >> Run and type: devmgmt.msc  and press EnterClick on Display Adapters to openRight Click on the Intel HD Graphics and select Uninstall,  making sure to check the box to "Delete the driver software for this device".RebootIf it was the video driver, then Windows should boot normally using a generic driver, and then download and install a new driver via Windows Update. Since it just started, running a disk check (chkdsk) would be a good idea too.Right Click on Start and select Command Prompt (Admin) and press EnterIn the Command Prompt (Admin) window, type:   chkdsk C: /f   and press EnterPress Y to accept scheduling scan for next bootReboot and it will run at startupGood Luck,  

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Hi, my T530 has recently starting giving me trouble rebooting in regular mode. Whereas I can reboot in safe mode, I do not even reach the initial login screen when I attempt to start-up regularly. All I get is a black screen with a visible cursor. Any ideas where this is coming from and what problems I have?

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Hi Folks, I got my thinkpad T530 last week. I tested the skype after opening the box and it works. Then I took off the original 320G HDD and put my 830 SSD on it, reinstalled the win8 and blah blah blah.Just last night when I tried to chat with my parents on skype i found out the the camera is dead. I tried by doing so:1) according to others threads I uninstall most of the unnecessary drivers;2) reinstall the camera driver;3) deleted the ricoh media driver;4) updated the BIOS;5) tired to locate someone mentioned, the "privacy" problem. But the video/camera option is not even showing up by Fn+F6;6) downloaded and installed the thirdparty AMCAM and it says no camera device can be found.  Please let me know if there is anything else i can do. Thank you ,










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A:Thinkpad T530 Integrated Camera not working

and another stuff is that the image/camera device does not showing up at the device manager....so frustrated cuz i really don't want to reinstall everything..

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I've been trying to find a solution for two full dsays now.My problem:Yesterday morning my t530 windows 10 (upgrade from 8.1) did not open normally. Slow booting and once in Windows, no more audio or wifi or access to startup menu. I did have two upgrades this week, one from Windows 10 and another for the new Bitdefender 2017 upgrade which I accepted. I don't know for sure if there is a link but I suspect there is. I have intented doing a refresh, reset from the diagnostic page and form the prompt page a scan and scannow but to no avail. I downloaded on a bootable USB flash drive rufus windows 10. I have disables secure boot and enabled legacy. When I do an F12 I see the nane of my USB HDD in the list, but when i press enter it just goes back to the top the Boot Menu screen to Windows Boot manager. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

A:T530 won't boot from USB flash drive -- ThinkPad

I wouldn't use rufus.  I suggest making the USB stick in UEFI mode from a computer running with a UEFI boot using the MS media creation tool:
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 
You can boot from the USB stick in UEFI mode.

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I am considering buying a used T530 with Intel CORE i7-3520M 2,9 GHz and intel HD 4000 graphics I own a T510 and the coil whine is bad. is this a problem on the T530 with i7?I understand that there's been problems wiith fan noise, but  a bios update fix that. I am using Thinkpad fancontrol on my t510 and it works fine I understand Thinkpad fancontrol works on T530, but what is the lowest fan speed.? My T510 runs around 2400-2500 rpm at lowest speed and the noise profile is kind of annoying, should be a bigger fan really which runs at around 2000 rpm I am buying with the 1600 display which in reviews says is good. Anyone can confirm this?   

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Hi,i have Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (LENOVO 20HD0002MC) and recently has started a strange problem:While booting at first Lenovo logo shows up (where you can get to BIOS by Enter key) and right after screen goes black. When i power down laptop and boot again (sometime few times) intead of the black screen there is a prompt for Bios password, like it should have and booting continues to OS.Enter key for BIOS doesnt work while it slill get stuck on black screen just right before it loads the BIOS (after trying few times with power -off/on it gets to BIOS and i can boot normally)I have BIOS firmware updated to the latest version, so as well drivers for hardware.Im not aware of any change that could potentionally start this issue, maybe after updating bios to some newer version.Otherwise im using Windows 10 with latest updates, but i dont think this could cause the issue as its way before windows loading.Thanks for the help.

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Hello,I will write first what my goal is. I would like to have USB 3.0 port on the ExpressCard card (I can buy a new one recommended), but it should be able to supply power, feven only for a small pendrive, a smartphone, although my first goal was to connect at least one external USB drive.I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 laptop.I really need extra USB ports in it.So I bought one ExpressCard/34 card first, which adds 2 USB3.0 ports and has the option of additional power supply. This is a Manhattan card.Link:https://manhattanproducts.eu/manhattan-en-superspeed-usb-expresscard34-150583.htmlI installed the NEC uPD720200 driver which was on attached CD.Initially, I was hoping to even connect 2 external USB drives. One time such drive was successfully connected. After this one time, after entering the disk it is in a moment disconnected or there is no sign that I connected it (even no sound). The disk normally works on other USB ports.With a pendrive only 1GB, it was the same.The smastphone also only plugs in so that it only powers it, but it does not shot its disk or it shows it, but it is unavailable to enter it.So I bought another ExpresCard card with 2 USB3.0, this time from 4World company. It also has the possibility of power supply (cable included).Link:https://ikupiec.pl/Product/Index?Id=6748&path=trueI uninstalled that NEC driver uPD720200 from Manhattan and I tried to install the NEC driver uPD720202 from the 4World motherboard, but I couldn't because there was a message... Read more

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Hey,I've recently installed windows 7 on my t530 because in win10 I couldn't use fingerprint reader cz there's no suitable driver available.So back on windows 7 I installed all the latest drivers from lenovo support site. Fingerprint Reader works perfectly! Now I got like 180 Updates installed.After reboot my fingerprint reader didn't work anymore. I can open the fingerprint tool but the green led is not glowing anymore.in device manager everything is ok. latest driver installed, detected as biometric device.  also it's listed in system settings.I checked my BIOS settings and clicked on "reset fingerprint data" and also disabled the device and enabled it back.nothing seems to work.. is there any solution? Maybe windows blocked the driver or something i don't know. I've deinstalled the fingerprint software AND the driver in device manager. reboot, and installed all again. nothing.. how can this be?

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Hi, there. We own a T530 that has an Intel N-2200 WiFi card built in. We're interested if there is a replacement WiFi Intel card that also has Bluetooth connectivity and if so, which one is whitelisted by Lenovo (BIOS)? Thank you. Edit: Looks like we've posted in the wrong subsection of the forum. We'll be making a new post in the appropriate section. Mods can delete this one.





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Hi. I can't get the webcam to work. I got this laptop around mid June of this year. Tried to use the webcam for the first time today, Nothing. My device manager doesn't even list a camera. I tried to intall the driver (twice) to see if that would help, but as far as I can see, it's had exactly 0 effect. I downloaded the lenovo settings app, and it's not there, either. At least, I see no setting options for it. But this model of laptop supposedly has a webcam built in, and my model looks pretty much exactly like the others I see on google images, except for a circly light thing in the strip where the camera is supposed to be. I have no idea what the hardware/wiring should even look like so I can't help there. I've been at this for hours. At this point I would just buy a webcam off Amazon or something if I could be sure that the laptop would actually register it.

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Dear Lenovo, Are there any plans to release a bios fix for modern standby for thinkpad X1 yoga gen3?(fix as in: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-6th-Gen-Battery-drain-in-sleep/m-p/...)The X1Y3  are very similar to X1C6 and there are very similar issues with power drain on X1Y3 as was with X1C6.  

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Hi all,I get this error trying to boot my thinkpad. What can I do? I read that I could solve this issue updating the firmware of my HD, but I do not know the procedure (also I do not even know what HD it mounts) may someone help me? thanks a lotmichele

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Hi I want to upgarde from 500GB 7200rpm HD SATA to a SSD drive. What is the maximum SSD capacity and model/sata type I can install for this laptop T530 Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type Model: 242961UOperating SystemWindows 7 (64-bit)i5-3320M(2.60GHz),4GB RAM,500GB 7200rpm HD 

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I have a Lenovo Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 docking station with a 90W AC adapter: P/N 75Y5732FRU P/N 75Y5733S/N M3-B9XDV Acccording to the Docks, Port Replicator, Ultrabase - Reference Guide (*) a T530 Quad Core is not supported with the Lenovo Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 docking station while, according to (*) the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W is supported - though T530 is not mentioned on the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W - Overview and Service Parts page. When comparing the Overview and Service Parts page of both docks: ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 - 90W and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W it seems the only difference is the AC adapter, number of video ports and an eSATA connector. 1) Is this correct? 2) If so, can a T530 Quad Core be used on a Type 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 with a 170W (or 135W) AC adapter (instead of the 90W AC adapter)? 3) As the 4337 Mini Dock Series 3 is supported with a Thinkpad X220, is there any objection against docking using a 170W AC (or 135W) adapter?

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This popped up on a laptop today:Prompt Text: Active protection is not functioning as system detected the abnormal sensor status.  To diagnose the sensor device, run PC DOCTOR DOS - HDD Active Protection Test and if ti still shows, contact Help and Service for repair. Which got me wondering: Since all of our ThinkPad's (T440s through T480s; X240 through X270; X1 Carbon Gens 2 through 4; X1 Yoga) use SSD's, is there any value in keeping TAPS?

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Hi, I bought a lenovo thinkpad T570 2 months ago and I broke the FHD screen. I tried to contact Lenovo with the number assigned to my country (Italy) but I can't find a way to ask about replacements. Is it possible to know if I can buy an original Screen? If yes: what's the procedure?Thanks in advance,Fernando

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Hi everyone.  Hope someone can help me with this one.   I have a Thinkpad P71 mobile workstation running on Windows 10.....just got it a couple months ago.  Recently when I tried to boot it up, it goes to the Lenovo welcome screen and is locked up.  Tried getting into computer settings through F1 on boot, but it wont let me do that either.  Any suggestions?

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Dear All,

I just got a Lenovo T61 Lap from a friend and trying to fix, the problem is when I turn on that Lap I got a blank screen, I tried it on a good working external monitor I got a coloured screen please see pics. Please guys advice me as soon as possible what to do and what is a symptom of this problem. Thank you.
 

A:Blank screen on Lenovo Thinkpad T61

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Hi, My CPU has been throttling down to 51% when no battery or a doesn't working battery. I have a slice battery with a good condition and with that works normally.My temperatures appear to be good (according to Core Temp), usually around 35-45C. Has anyone encountered this problem before? All of my drivers are up to date according to Lenovo companion, and I have placed power settings in windows to High Performance and the CPU max speed is 100% with battery and with 230V. The BIOS settings are good. The BIOS is up to date (2017. october)

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please i need some help when i update drivers on my laptop touch screen is disable and i get back to restore point after that i upgrade windows from 8.1 to 10 touch screen is disable and i get back to win 8.1 now windows update make in update to windows its still 8.1 put the stupid driver touch screen is disable plaese help me i cant make any update or upgrade to win 10 becouse the stupid driver will go to hidden drivers in device manager all please help me the driver is hidden i cant enable it 

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I have ben dealing with problems with this touch screen since I got the laptop.  It has been continuously ghosting, while it got better after the June update, it still ghosts without touches, until you start using the touch screen.  When using the touch screen it starts drawing gray lines in between the point im touching and the point its ghosting to (the lines arent always direct). I recently wiped my the drive, reimaged to a backup from april and tried reupdating it.  When I got to the touch screen drivers, I got through the initial setup and told it to open the update when finished but the machine froze.  Now when I try to reinstall, I get to the finish page on the update tools install, have it open the updater, but the program immediately closes.Any help would be much appreciated.

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Today when I turned on my laptop the screen didn't show any light, not even a blink although I can hear the normal starting tune, which shows that windows are starting but the screen is black, can anyone help? Tried to restart it but it's the same

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hi: i have a lenovo E531, is a core i3 with integrated GPU HD4000. the problem is that some days ago the screen started showing artifacts and now iīm unable to do anything with it. As workaround, i manage to use a external monitor using projection function under HDMI, but i can only use it after windows loads, so i canīt see bios and other stuff. here is a capture of the actual problem: screen capture E531?the screen is not fisically broken, all i know is that for one day to other this happened, laptop hasnīt been droped or similar, it have been used with care for normal use. as actually this notebook is not under warranty, any one could help me with the part i need to fix or remplace? perhaps this could be caused by a faulty connector or i need to remplace screen mainboard... i donīt know. thanks for helping !! 

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Hi all, Recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 (20DM) with Windows 10. But randomly the screen is flickering for a few seconds, then is back to normal. If a connect the HDMI to a TV, the laptop screen is flickering while the TV is working fine. I already updated Windows and all the drivers. Any idea or suggestion? Thanks and regards,Jose

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Hi all, I recently purchased a lenovo thinkpad t470. after the first boot setup, i can no longer boot the computer again because it always stucks at the Lenovo screen (it doesn't have the loading circle under the lenovo simble). I wonder if anyone has encounter the same problem and have any idea on how to solve this issue ? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hello, I replaced the screen on this computer, but the backlight does not work. I tried with the old screen, same problem. Is it possible that a fuse is HS? Where can this fuse be located? Thank you

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hi: i have a lenovo E531, is a core i3 with integrated GPU HD4000. the problem is that some days ago the screen started showing artifacts and now iīm unable to do anything with it. As workaround, i manage to use a external monitor using projection function under HDMI, but i can only use it after windows loads, so i canīt see bios and other stuff. here is a capture of the actual problem: screen capture E531?the screen is not fisically broken, all i know is that for one day to other this happened, laptop hasnīt been droped or similar, it have been used with care for normal use. as actually this notebook is not under warranty, any one could help me with the part i need to fix or remplace? perhaps this could be caused by a faulty connector or i need to remplace screen mainboard... i donīt know. thanks for helping !! 

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I haven't seen any topics that seem to quite replicate the specific problem I have, so here I am.Without warning, the screen of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e tablet-notebook will turn black. It appears to be an "active" black rather than the screen turning wholly off. The rest of the computer is working normally during these times: audio carries on, keyboard and mouse input function, and nothing else seems to shut down or turn off. Keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen input causes the screen to return to normal briefly, but the only way to make it stop happening for sure is to restart the computer. I don't think it's connected to sleep functions, given that it happens while I'm actively using the computer.I don't know exactly why this happens, but it usually happens after long periods of use. At least once it has happened within an hour or so of being turned on for the first time that day, but I had a great deal of Chrome tabs open and that may have been similarly taxing. While this problem is not exactly disastrous, it is pretty annoying and well outside the acceptable boundaries of computer behavior, especially for a device I have had for only a few months. I would greatly appreciate help in rectifying this problem.

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A customer recently brought in the Lenovo Thinkpad T450s because the screen was failing.When I hook up the new screen, there is no display at all.And so I connected an external monitor through the VGA Port ( To boot the system into safemode to try to reinstall the display driver ), however the external monitor only displays a black screen and the mouse cursor and nothing more.Any thoughts on the issue? The fn+f7 combo is supposed to switch your display to external, but without being able to access the desktop due to the laptop screen display issue, it won't allow me to switch.

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